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. it is for these reasons that i believe he is the wrong person to lead the pentagon at this perilous and consequential time. thank you, mr. chairman. >> thank you very much, senator inhofe. we have two former chairmen of this committee with us to introduce senator hagel. no senator has had two dearer friends or better mentor is i have hadtors than with senators nunn and warner. i want to welcome them back to this committee. i don't have to tell them that they are among dear, dear friends. it is a real treat to welcome you back to the committee. i will call on you, senator nunn, first. i will call you alphabetically. i have no better way to do it. sam? [laughter] sam, welcome back. >> first, for the record, seniority and age are two different things. senator levin, ranking member inhofe, i am honored to join my friend john warner in presenting chuck hagel to the committee and recommending that chuck be confirmed as our secretary of defense. i think it is worth noting that 68 years ago this month, john warner and listed in the u.s. -- enlisted in the u.s. navy to fight in world war ii. that was the start of
. yorktown, appomattox, the pentagon where 9/11 occurred -- there is a ceremony tonight i will be commissioned in -- there is a commission in april. we care very deeply about these events. one in nine virginians birth to death is a veteran. when you add in the guard and reserve and contractors, now you are probably talking about one in three of us. we care very deeply about all that is within dod. let me be plain, the threat that virginians and others are talking about now more than ever is the inability of congress to find a way forward on a reasonable budget compromise. that is what is in the newspapers and the headlines. at the direction of the deputy director, dod is planning for future cuts. i am very worried at the macro level about dod's ability to pursue and execute appropriate national security objectives in this time of congressional inability to find a budget compromise. the current cr limits flexibility, for example, of the military to appropriately taylor resources, we have no flexibility to deal with a shortfall. and to me, it seems like funding the military
will be unloading very shortly about 800 gowns into the ballroom at the sheridan pentagon. we're getting ready to start our kickoff of the unveiling of the gowns this evening from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. >> that's very exciting. the discounts are deep. tell us a little bit about that. >> yes. we have all designers. the gowns are sized from zero to 30. we have up to 85% off on these gorgeous, gorgeous gowns and styles. >> you're unloading them tonight. can you go in and actually preview the gowns tonight so you know what you're going for when the doors open? >> yes. you can preview and purchase your gown this evening at our cocktail party or you can come to our general admission tomorrow which is all day on saturday. >> you have been delightful to bring in some models and some gowns. let's take a look at some of them. they are spectacular. >> so biewf. first we have maryann. she's wearing this gorgeous sweetheart fit and flair gown. look at the detailing on the bod decides. just a fun ruffle skirt. this gown was originally $1,000. you can find it at our sale this weekend for $800. >> that's a re
the first enlisted man and vietnam veteran to lead the pentagon. >>> frustrating commute home from work yesterday. they got stuck and after getting no instructions from metro, they took matters into their own hands. dozens of commuters wound up abandoning their green line trains and walking to their destinations last night. metro's general manager is apologizing properly policing -- apologizing promising some improvements. delia goncalves has more. >> reporter: good morning. it certainly was a big mess and it was a cold night for it. we talked to the manager at starbucks who is kitty corner from the navy yard metro station who says it looked like inauguration all over again with just swarms of people who were outside here at navy yard after the if fiasco happened inside. we'll take a look at some video and some pictures that fecks tweeted out of those massive crowds. panicked passengers pried open metro doors. they hopped on to the tracks and escaped through an emergency exit, this after two green line trains were stuck between navy yard and anacostia. they were stuck in dark opportunit
've seen two budget-related announcements coming out of the pentagon. one, i was looking up just now because i was trying to remember the numbers, and that is that the pentagon is beefing up its cybersecurity force, taking it from 900 to 4,000 and putting a few billion dollars into it. the other one that is apparently being beefed up in these times of budgetary constraints are the special forces. tom, would you just talk about that generally and then, fred, if you would talk about that not just in afghanistan, but in the broader battle and the nature of it, and then we'll come over to publish shah and the non-- membership shah and the nonexistent challenge that faces us in asia. [laughter] >> i'll try to be brief, dani. look, these new capabilities, you know, cyber operations or whatever you want to call them are certainly necessary and needed, and our ability to exploit, you know, the electromagnetic spectrum configured as the internet is, you know, pretty critical. but it's not qualitatively different from other forms of intelligence gathering or, you know, attempts to either by pr
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